One of the staples of the East Austin dining scene and a constant supporter of the community, Hoover Alexander will celebrate 20 years of business tonight for his Hoover's Cooking at the Sterling Events Center (6134 US 290).

The night of dining, drinking and entertainment will feature food from Vaquero Taquero, Glorious Barbecue, Royer’s Round Top and more. There will even be a taste of a late great Austin establishment. Alexander purchased some Frisco burger bags at auction when that restaurant closed this summer and he will bring in some former Frisco Shop staff to cook burgers at a food station that pays tribute to the Night Hawk legacy. In addition to food there will also be live music from the Arctic Blues band.

Even though it’s Hoover’s birthday, Alexander is using the occasion to celebrate others, as proceeds from tickets will benefit Urban Roots and Six Square, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of historically black-popualted Central East Austin.

Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m.